Delivering scalable mobile app services

MindTree, a Bangalore-based IT and product engineering service firm, announced its partnership with Netbiscuits, a leading cloud platform, for the development and delivery of next-generation Web apps across all connected and mobile devices.

This partnership will bring innovative and cost-efficient solutions to enterprises through a globally distributed services delivery team with capabilities in mobile user interface design, mobile application architecture, software development and automated testing, a press release from MindTree stated.

“The growing adoption of smartphones across the world is turning mobile Web into everyone's window to the Internet,” said Balaji Krishnan, vice-president, Mobile Technology Solutions, MindTree Ltd.

New chip for automotive sector

Freescale Semiconductor, global chipmaker, announced a new addition to its device family designed primarily for the mainstream automotive instrument cluster market, its S12 MagniV mixed-signal microcontroller (MCU) portfolio. The new S12 MagniV S12ZVH enables developers to create a comprehensive instrument cluster solution with a single chip, significantly reducing time to market and the overall bill of materials, the company announced.

The S12ZVH 16-bit mixed-signal MCU family is based on Freescale's LL18UHV technology, which enables extensive analogue integration on the MCU.

New tablet from Intex Technologies

Intex Technologies, a New-Delhi based technology firm, launched its first gadget in the tablet segment, the iTab. The gadget runs on the Android 2.3 operating system. The current release is an 8-inch tablet with a capacitive touch-screen display. In the coming months, Intex says it hopes to release the 7-inch and 10-inch models.

The i-Tab is powered by a 1 GHz cortex A8 core processor which is supported by a 512 MB RAM.

Infosys plans to go big on R&D

IT major Infosys Ltd. announced plans to expand its product research and development centre in India. It will focus on design and development of its offerings, and on cutting-edge engineering innovation. The present team of 500 engineers is expected to grow to 1,000 over the next two years, a release from the firm stated.

The centre has a mandate to develop products and platforms to cater to the next-generation market needs driven by global mega trends, including digital consumers, emerging economies, new commerce and healthcare, create intellectual properties in the areas of cloud computing, mobility, analytics, and social media.